Public Health Job Opportunities

NHA Data Director

The Nebraska Hospital Association is seeking a Data Director.

The NHA Data Director is responsible for overseeing the NHA data department data processing, including data mining and analytics.  The Director will be responsible for providing data to support and enhance decision making including data forecasting to inform hospital performance, financial and clinical outcomes. 

Help Me Grow Nebraska, Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Project overview: Help Me Grow is a comprehensive, population-level, evidence-based approach design to address gaps in early childhood systems of support. The primary goal of HMG-Nebraska is to build local infrastructure to focus on increasing quality, availability, and families’ access to excellent early learning programs, and expand supports and resources for child growth and development. Specifically, the UNL team is leading data collection and analysis for the project implementation and evaluation.
 

The student will assist with: field data collection using interview, focus group, and survey; analyzing the qualitative data using qualitative research tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA); managing and analyzing quantitative data; disseminating evaluation findings; communicating with stakeholders; participating in meetings. We are looking for individuals with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and willingness to take leadership roles. Preference will be given to students with/interest in public-health background, minority health-disparities, early childhood, and family-community engagement, and working knowledge and skills in basic to moderate quantitative method.

For questions and applications, please contact Dr. Lorey Wheeler, at lorey@unl.edu.

August 2022 Start, through end of academic year.

Requirements: Experience with designing and executing research/evaluation using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Department: Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Epidemiologist, Panhandle Public Health District

The DHHS Division of Public Health is seeking a Epidemiologist to assist the Panhandle Public Health District in Scottsbluff, NE for a 1 year assignment with the possibility of an extension. 

Examples of Work

Provide additional capacity for pandemic response at Panhandle Public Health District in Scottsbluff, NE. This position is responsible for compiling, analyzing, interpreting, investigating, and reporting public health data for purposes regarding surveillance, detection and prevention of disease and public health crises; managing public health surveillance databases and compiling data for technical reports for the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD). 

Disease Surveillance Specialist

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is seeking a Disease Surveillance Specialist.

The Disease Surveillance Specialist (DSS) provides investigation, prevention, and control of
communicable diseases to improve health status and prevent illness. The DSS is responsible for
program planning, implementation, evaluation, and assuring compliance with state guidelines
and policies for communicable disease control.

View the full job description here.

Find the employment application and instructions here.

Data Analytics Internship

Ocuvera is a medical technology company in Lincoln, Nebraska. We place three-dimensional sensors equipped with machine-learned algorithms into hospital rooms to automatically monitor patients for increased risk of falling. Falls in hospitals can have serious consequences for the patients, nurses, and the hospital. We are looking for someone to help demonstrate Ocuvera’s effectiveness to our customers through data analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with data analytics mentor on all tasks.
  • Work with sales and other departments to prioritize analytics needs.
  • Data collection and maintenance: help get our customers’ data into a useable format.
  • Database implementation: where needed, augment or create new reporting tools to better analyze customer data.
  • Data mining: dig into complex data to look for patterns.
  • Data interpretation: draw conclusions from each customer’s data and summarize analysis for internal and external consumption.
  • Report generation: help create easy-to-interpret, high-impact reports using each customer’s own data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Ocuvera system. Current database and reporting tools include: PowerBI, SQL, Excel, Canva.
  • Innovation: locate and define areas for workflow improvement.

Requirements

  • Pursuing Bachelor, Master, or PhD or equivalent qualification in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field
  • Possess in-depth understanding of analytical tools and ways of presenting data
  • Technical expertise regarding data models and database design and development in SQL
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as Python, C#, or R
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to tell a complete narrative using data

***This internship has the potential to turn into a full-time offer. The successful candidate should be open to staying in Nebraska at the end of the internship.

If interested, please send an email to Lucas Sabalka at lsabalka@ocuvera.com.

Ocuvera is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.